January 21, 2022

Selecting The Correct Tennis Racket: Size Guide

It’s vital that you select a tennis racket which suits your game – so this tennis racket size guide is here to help.

At Intersport Elverys, we have a great selection of tennis rackets to buy , however,  it’s important to do your research before you buy.

Take a look below where we’ve outlined some of the main elements that you need to take into consideration when you’re purchasing a tennis racket.

Tennis Racket Size Guide: Choosing The Correct Racket

Ultimate Control Racket

  • Small head/heavy weight/thin beam for a long or fast swing
  • Head size range – 98 sq in and below.
  • Weight range – 300g – 340g
  • Beam width range – 22mm or less
  • Suitable for advanced players or powerful intermediates players.

Power Control Racket

  • Over sized head/lightweight/tick beam for a medium to full swing
  • Head size range – 90 sq in – 102 SQ in
  • Weight range – 280g – 300g
  • Beam width range – 22mm or 22mm
  • Suitable for all player types – this racket has a good mix of power and control. Ideal first adult racket and a physically strong beginner.

Light-Weight Racket

  • Over sized power racket for a compact swing
  • Head size range – 102 sq in – 110 SQ in
  • Weight range – 225g – 280g
  • Beam width range – 25mm or 28mm
  • Suitable for Beginners and intermediates especially those who are not physically strong
  • Not suitable for physically strong players or very young players.

In this blog, we have reviewed some of our Most Popular Tennis Rackets to make sure you know what one to buy.

Tennis Racket Size Guide: Grips

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Tennis Racket Size Guide: Kids 10 Years and Younger

3 stages: Red, Orange and green.

Kids are given all the tools to succeed at this sport, with smaller courts, properly sized tennis rackets and tennis balls designed to be played at a slower speeds to help kids learn and grow into the game as they get older.

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Types of Tennis Balls

Pressurized ball

This is a tournament ball and is used by advanced and professionals players, these are one the most common used.

The internal air pressure gives a greater bounce, speed and spin, which fades quite quickly over time.

A study found that the life span of pressurized balls only lasts for 2 weeks.

Pressure less ball

Generally used for beginners, practice and recreational play.

Bounces from the rubber shell, not the air inside means they wont lose their bounce like standards ball, in fact they actually gain bounce as the outer felt begins to fade. The only con is, some players find this ball to be heavier to play with.


Here at Intersport Elverys we have a fantastic range of products from a wide range of sports. Find our Tennis section HERE.

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